Pictures from Tech Talk: “Harmonization of C&Q and CSV Initiatives”

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Technology Modernization of Plant Automation Systems

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A showcase of new developments within automation technology solutions in the manufacturing and service industries. This event is themed towards approaches that are needed to allow plant systems to be upgraded, for example, to a new OS platform/hardware or utilizing a virtual environment.

First-hand experiences from guest speakers
Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Rockwell, Amgen, Helsinn and more…

Driving efficiency and innovation through technology modernization within the process control layer can be a major challenge. But harnessing advances in technology is as important as ever. Utilizing technologies such as virtualization reduces physical hardware costs but requires significant planning and investment.

This seminar will bring together key industry guest speakers who have successfully implemented such programs for “Technology Modernization” along with industry solutions from vendors based on past case studies and examples.

Who should attend this event?

  •   Automation / IT and Energy Professionals
  •   Project Managers and System Application Experts
  •   System Integrators

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Pictures from Tech Talk: “Safety Standards are changing – but how do deal with this in a practical manner?”

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Harmonization of C&Q and CSV Initiatives

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“In many instances there is significant overlap between the computerized system validation and the commissioning and qualification activities specially for computerized control systems utilized in the manufacturing, facilities and/or utility processes (e.g. PLC’s, SCADA, DCS). As such, these efforts may be combined under one effort, to ensure proper synchronization and preclude duplication of effort. As a result, a single validation/qualification effort may be performed to produce the required deliverables to achieve compliance while harmonizing work being done even when using different teams. Moreover, the commissioning effort can reduce significantly not only the qualification effort but also the CSV effort, if performed appropriately.


In today’s competitive environment, clear and concise policies and procedures that promote such harmonization effort, regardless of the type of regulated manufacturing process and automation platform, will offer significant value by reducing the cost as well as the time it will take to complete such projects while still meeting the required level of compliance.

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“Functional Safety Standards Past, Present and Future”

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Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

Wednesday, 26th November 2014, 19.00

Over the last twenty years we have seen many standards applicable to machine and process safety. As technology evolves likewise functional safety standards evolve also.
More recently we have seen updates to major standards like IEC 61508 which will have implications to sector standards like 61511 for Process and 62061 for machinery Safety.

In this presentation, I will discuss how safety standards have evolved for both machinery related applications and process applications and newer hybrid applications.
We will discuss some of the more frequently used machine & process safety standards and take a look to where we can expect these standards to lead us in the near future.

About Brian Maher and Rockwell Automation.

image003Brian Maher has over fifteen years’ experience working in the field of Functional Safety. He was the first Engineer in Ireland to be certified as a functional safety engineer by TÜV Rheinland for machine related safety applications in 2010. He currently works with Rockwell Automation as Senior Commercial Engineer supporting customers and teams across EMEA.




Photos from DLC

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Photos from MES Conference “Where Next for MES?”

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ISPE GAMP CoP Committee and Speakers

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From Left: Back Row: Paul Moody – Irish Medicines Board, Annette Keane – LSC, Eddie Ryan – Systematic I.S. Strategies, Colin Taft – J&J LES project Lead, John O’Neill – Senior Director, Quality, Janssen Biologics, Caoimhe Kiely – QUMAS, Kieran Coughlan – LSC, Alan Bateman – Janssen Pharma


Front Row: Sean O’Connor – Zenith Technologies David Twohig, Gilead Sciences, Veronica Power, Mylan Manufacturing Services & Validation Director, Mylan Respiratory, Chris Reid (GAMP Europe President)

Janssen Biologics MES Seminar pictures

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Astellas Ireland Kilorglin Plant Plant tour pictures

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